Organizational Leadership: A Comparative Look

Organizational Leadership: A Comparative Look

Many of the readers of this article will have something in common: We drive. It’s that commonality that I am banking on to express my understanding of a huge topic, organizational leadership. If you own or operate a vehicle or a large piece of equipment with multiple systems, you ...
Carnage Report

Carnage Report

NHTSA—National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for those who don’t know—and the other various alphabet-soup government agencies who keep track of roadway statistics tend to attribute the major causal factors of collisions on physical mechanics that are measurable. I understand ...
Essential Traffic Stop Considerations

Essential Traffic Stop Considerations

Through the years, I have been given a lot of 'advice' regarding how to conduct my traffic stops. Some of that advice has been good. And some of it has been, well … shortsighted and rigid. Some agencies prefer their officers to perform stops in a certain way. Then they go silent on ...
Contact & Cover & Divided Attentions

Contact & Cover & Divided Attentions

The contact-and-cover approach has been successfully used in police tactics for quite some time.  However, as increased call loads and chronic personnel shortages seem to be the rule these days, we appear to have strayed away from this practice in the name of “efficiency.” It seems ...
Roadside Near-Miss: Lessons Learned

Roadside Near-Miss: Lessons Learned

It's been said that good judgment comes from bad experience and that good experience comes from bad judgment—as long as you survive it! The reason it's taken me so long to write this article is because the incident I will describe affected me so heavily. It fundamentally altered my ...